glen a richter wrote:
This team needs a guy who can be counted on for 90-100+ points per season. That's a major part of the problem. The balanced scoring potential is only good if everyone is actually scoring. Having a guy opponents could fear and fans could count on to score every night would go a big way in complementing the rest of the team. It would also take off the pressure. Oshie and Bumps and Perron, they must all be thinking "holy shit, the guys on the last shift didn't score, so now I have to". If they had someone who could be counted on as a HOF'er type who they knew would score, maybe it would ease off the pressure on them, and they'd score more. Hell, they're young kids, they need an environment where they can relax and have fun. Then, and only then, will they perform at and above expectations.
With that, I propose the following to the Pittsburgh Penguins who will NEVER be able to afford to keep their current roster together, considering they're already a few mil over cap with the monster contracts they gave Sid and Evgeni.
Malkin to the Blues <--> Pietrangelo, Eller, Boyes, 1st rounder, 2nd rounder to the Pens. That + getting Brewer somehow off the payroll will even up the salary being paid to Malkin. Boyes & Brewer are basically making as much as Malkin, and I don't think the Pens would snivel at the return they're getting.
/ delusional foolishness
Would not trade Pietrangelo, eller, and Boyes for Malking haha..